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disturbing photos showing the brothers in a snake cage. and gone to pot, america's marijuana obsession, takes a surprising turn on the nation's capital and here at cnn. dr. sanjay gupta fills us in and has a surprising revelation of his own. we begin with breaking news on the massive manhunt for james dimaggo. accused of murdering a woman and kidnapping her two children. there was a car spotted in northern california. law enforcement officers from multiple agencies on the lookout for the vehicle. disturbing vehicle, the champed remains found inside the home of dimaggio are consistent of an 8-year-old boy, the same age of ethan. joining me is jane velez-mitchell . welcome to you jane. >> thank you. >> awful story, this. >> horrible. >> it would seem the logical assumption from what we're now
learning is that possibly the mother, christine anderson and this 8-year-old boy ethan may have died in the fire at the house that belonged to dimaggio and he's on the loose somewhere with the daughter, hanna anderson, who is 16. >> yeah and there is breaking news. there were two possible sightings, one is discounted but piers, another possible sighting in oregon. a business owner saw a car that looked like the suspect vehicle. wrote down the license plate. they are following that up. it's tenuous at this point but reason for hope. the bottom line, piers, this guy, this 40-year-old man apparently had a crush on the 16-year-old daughter, the stunning beautiful 5'7", 115 pound, blue eyed, blonde hair daughter of his good friends and according to police, killed the mother, killed, it's believed, they haven't identified the body but consistent with the 8-year-old son, set the house on fire and took off with this beautiful young woman who
expressed to her friends, this is the secret coming out, piers, she told her friends that she was creeped out by uncle jim. that's what they called him, uncle jim, because he had revealed that he had a crush on her. he was infatuated with her. >> just to put it in context, he had known the family, i think, since these children were born. >> yeah. >> so very, very close to them and a huge betrayal, if that's indeed what happened here. great concern for the safety of hannah. i think we have a clip here of her father making an emotional appeal earlier today for his daughter and indeed talking directly to her. >> i can't fathom what you were thinking. the damage is done. i'm begging you to let my daughter go. you've taken everything else. hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run.
you'll be found. >> the father of missing hannah anderson and obviously, we have unconfirmed reports about what happened to his son, ethan, but he's believed to have lost his life in that house fire. to remind any viewers because it's a national manhunt, probably the biggest in america now. they are looking for a blue four-door nissan versa. 6wc6986 license plate and sightings in california. another one in oregon they are taking very seriously at the moment. please, if you have information, contact the authorities. this amber alert, jane, it's a pretty successful modus operandi because there is a very high success rate in tracking people who are put out there as an
amber alert. >> yes, and everybody pretty much hears about it because it's on the freeways and you see the big signs and have alerts where people can get the alerts on their cell phones. the thing is about this man is you look at photos of him, he is clearly emotional stunted. he's a 40-year-old man, wants to hang out with a 16-year-old. right there that shows something is wrong, and he's a trojan horse that came in because the dad, the anderson family's, the father of the family had to leave and go across the country for work. he felt secure the family friend would be there to care for the wife and kids. he insinuates himself into the family, and what is interesting is his ex-wife says he had developed an obsession with video games very, very childish video games he would play obsess -- obsessively. one of the reasons why she left him. a guy that's emotional stunted that can't relate to people his own age and becomes obsessed with a 16-year-old girl, a family friend and the big question was he spotted doing something with the girl and something exploded spontaneously or did he plan this out? >> what we do know is he
believed that he may be about to lose his home and that may have been the catalyst for the kind of mental state that he was in. i repeat to viewers, he is believed to be very dangerous. call 911 or anyone with specific information about the case is asked to call the san diego county sheriff's department, 85 8-974, the longer this goes on do you get a better sense of forboding what may have happened to hannah. >> i do especially if she's terrified having seen what happened to possibly her mother and kid brother and she's in the clutches of this man. her dad said run. and i would repeat that. if you're watching, if you're in some motel room somewhere, hannah, find the moment and run. get the heck out of there and jim dimaggio, if you are watching, i'll tell you leave her. leave her anymore, at a rest
stop, 711 and just keep going but let her go. >> jane velez-mitchell thank you very much indeed. >> thank you. our other big story, ariel castro's home what is left of it. the three women he held captive for a decade won't forget the horror but they won't have to see that house anymore. crew took apart 2207 seymore avenue. brick by brick. crowds watched as castro's house was wiped clean from the street reducing it to rubble. michelle knight spent a decade as a prisoner of castro. lydia es spar ra weekend anchor and reporter of woio and knows the family of gina dejesus. a symbolic day today. the removal of any sign of this house of horrors. >> it was indeed symbolic. in fact, the first person that took a swipe out of the house is
gina's aunt who was in the bulldozer of sorts and took a whack out of the house. she said it was so freeing and she wanted to release the evil out of this neighborhood. for her it was cathartic and as soon as she got out of the machine she was hugging gina's mom. it was an emotional time for the family and everybody in the neighborhood who were watching the home come down. >> a powerful moment, my nell knight, only one of the three victims of this aplauling atrocity who was there today. she released balloons outside of the house and she spoke very movingly at the scene. listen to what she said. >> i want the people out there to know, including the mothers that they can have strength. they can have hope and their child will come bachblgt back. >> what is extraordinary lydia is that ariel castro forfeited this house as part of his plea deal and reported to burst in to tears as he signed off the deed
because he said, and i'm quoting here from what he told the authorities there are so many good memories in that house. an extraordinary delusion on his part. >> oh, clear lichl you see how delusional he was. the first chance they got to break out, amanda berry took that chance when her daughter told her daddy's gone. evidently his opinion of what was going on in that house is far different from the three women in there. amanda wasted no time getting out of that house and wasted no time telling police there were two more people in the home. listen, the neighbors here were part of that rescue when she came out. one of the neighbors tell me michelle, when she came and thanked her she couldn't remember michelle remembered her. she almost fell to her knees and cried because michelle was just 4'7" and such a big personality, such a big heart and is such a good example of how you can
fight evil and just go the opposite way and pretty much throw it in his face that you are not going to put me down. >> lydia, what will happen to the site of this former house? there's going to be kept empty? will they build new property there? >> well, they are talking about possibly a garden. the girls would like to see a garden. the neighbors would like to see maybe a playground for some of the kids any way to remember good, positive things is what they want. maybe putting an angel with the yard but right now it will be blocked off and seed it. they will not let anyone on there to get dirt and take a sordid memory from the place but hopefully something good will come out of it. my sources tell me they will move quickly to make that a positive site for everyone. >> lydia esparra, thank you very much. my next guest has a lot to say about the missing story and
the amber alert. ed smart, different kind of story but at the same time, you would have gone through all of the emotions, both as the father of a young woman who was kidnapped in the cleveland but also the awful story of two missing children. one believed to be a 16-year-old girl. what is your reaction to the scenes in cleveland? >> you know, i just think it is a wonderful way of putting this all behind and starting to move forward. i think for the women it would probably always be a reminder of a very bad nightmare they lived in. so to demolish it, i think that's wonderful and to hear -- i mean for the whole neighborhood, i think it was a bad thing. it wasn't our fault and put it behind and move forward. i think that's a great way of
dealing with it. i think having it turned in to a park or something else is a wonderful idea. >> given the awful experience that you have had to endure as a father and it ended obviously happily for you but disastrously for so many, given that it ended well and it has for these three victims in cleveland, what is the best advice you would give them and indeed their families around them for how they can make a proper recovery? >> well, you know, i think everyone's journey through that recovery is different. you might find some that become very outspoken, want to help others. others just want to put it behind and start moving forward and basically evaporate from the public's eye. so i think that is important to respect each one of their own perspectives on how they do it and let them take that moment
to, you know, find their own way. i mean when you talk to everyone, there's never a one-fits-all type of thing and i think one of the most important things we can d, as the public, is to respect their privacy. i think that is one of the most important things. if they decide to go public and be out in the public, that's one thing, but i think to give them their space is very, very important. many people don't ever want to be known for, you know, this horrible thing that has happened. i respect that. i mean everyone just handles things so completely different. the important thing is that we, as members of society, respect that, respect them. and give them their space. i feel that the way that everything's bhandled so far is really great. when elizabeth came home, i was so grateful that she wasn't hounded. she had her space.
she was able to reconnect with her friends. and move forward. and that's how each one of them, if we give them the space and opportunity. certainly we were always thankful for the prayers and thoughtfulness of so many people wanting to help. in the end, i feel like absolutely those prayers were answered and that help has been incredible in elizabeth moving forward. >> obviously the cleveland story, as with your own, horrific as it was ended happily with the recovery. we have this ongoing situation of this california amber alert and it is believed now the mother may have also died with the 8-year-old boy, the young brother. this man is now on the loose, dimaggio, with hannah anderson
who's 16. what can you say to the family, particularly the father? he's in the position of not knowing where his daughter is, what happened to her. you have been in that position. what can you say to him? >> you know, my advice is to stay positive and to just keep the pressure on. i think the amber alert is a fantastic tool. the importance of it is keeping his daughter's picture out there and being out there, keeping that picture out there. you know, i don't know there is a better tool for law enforcement and for those associated in trying to find children than the public's eye. i mean it's the bottom line. in our case certainly it was. it was the two people that spotted mitchell at the same time that finally brought elizabeth home to us. i just think there's someone out there that's going to see something. in the importance of
understanding this vehicle, this versa nissan, four door blue with license plate is something that everyone needs to keep their eyes open to. i can't tell you, as a parent, i think the amber alert is the first line of defense for a child that's missing that information has been collected. i think it is something outstanding and i recommend the father support and be out there as he has been to keep her face out this. >> ed smart, thank you so much for joining me. really appreciate it. mpt coming up next we will look at the photographs of the two children killed by a snake at a sleepover. what they reveal about a attack. wildlife expert jeff corwin is joining me next. if there was a pill to help protect your eye health as you age... would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite.
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sleepover were in the same apartment as the cage which was keeping this python. it escaped. is that your understanding of what happened here ? >> from the sounds of it, it comes across as a tragic recipe of disaster. this is a powerful reptile. this is one of the longest and strongest and biggest snakes in the planet. they are a voracious predator in the african savannah where they live. they don't belong in the presence of young children. >> do you believe that it is certain that it's the python that has killed these children?
i only ask that because there is some local speculation that it may be too hasty to reach that conclusion, despite the autopsy saying it was asphyxiation. it is the kind of thing, that that african rock python would do if it got out of a cage and found itself near two young boys like that? >> well, in the wild scenario, in the ecosystem where this creature lives they are known as being an aggressive species of snake because there are a lot of predators out there that peete eat pie thons and they have to be tenacious when they target their prey. this particular snake was probably big enough to eat a small antelope. human beings are aren't usually on the food chain or diet of these animals in the last ten or is 5 years there is only one account of a human being killed by an african rock python. with that said n the province of canada where this tragedy unfolded, it is illegal to keep large snakes like this.
even in massachusetts where i live you have to have a specialized license to keep these animals. that's to protect the animals and people. they are powerful, powerful creatures. >> in terms of this particular type of python, you have a python with you. it's not the african rock python but when i did a show with you recently we had a big python in that day. i was struck when you were in close proximity by the sheer power of these things. i certainly want to be around one without somebody like you, an expert, in control of it. should anyone have these things in a home environment? >> i think it is only in specialized situations should private citizens have large snakes like this. particularly like educational institutions that specialize in teaching about snakes, i think there is a valid reason, especially in that regard. in my hand, what i am showing you is this very, very large
snake. you can see it right here. this is a burmese python. this is a snake that is pushing upwards of 12 feet long, weighs about 100 pounds it would be similar in size, girth and strength as the snake that attacked and killed those boys. this species is known for being mores dole so i can handle it with a little less concern but i never forget what this is, it is a powerful predator and i brought along with me a skull. this is a skull of a snake similar in size to the one in canada. you can see it is armed with those incredibly sharp teeth. that's what this snake uses to latch on to its prey and envelope it and begin the contradiction process but it can happen incredibly quickly. when this snake grabs on to prey and wraps around it, unless it is an expert, the prey doesn't stand a chance to escape this
perfect design for taking out your prey. >> awful story. let's turn to another story that made the headlines today. got a lot of activity on twitter and facebook i noticed. it's the cover of "the guardian" newspaper showing a polar bear in the arctic which starved to death. the significance being it is believed he died due to a lack of sea ice in which to hunt seals and 2012 is one of the warmest ten years ever recorded. the lowest level of sea ice in the arctic on record. this bear had been examined by scientists in april. appeared to be healthy and is now dead. they are linking it directly to the low levels of sea ice. are we now seeing some of the more deadly effects of global warming on the wildlife in the arctic? >> piers, it's possible. i have spent a lot of time up in the arctic studying and working
with these bears. these are creatures that was exquisitely designed to survive on ice. but ice is not only place they are able to live. they need ice for survival. even though they are bears we classify them as marine mammals because they have the ability to swim tremendous distances. they are dying because of perennial ice that melted back so much. they now enter a world unexplored a watery deadly ice. they need the ice. they will sit above a blow hole and wait for the seal to take a breath and reach through the blow hole and pull out a seal this wide through that hole. the problem is if they don't have the ice they survive. it is likely we may be looking at the first of our charismatic species to be facing potential
extinction. there are only 25,000 left. we don't have many to spare but unfortunately the ice continues to melt these creatures will disappear and we can think of them as the canary in the coal mine. >> america's battle over pot. should it be legal? i talk to sanjay gupta with surprising things to say about it. including a surprising u-turn. he is with me next. i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand.
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>> people are lighting up all over the country. they call it the green rush. marijuana has moved out of the back allies in to the open. >> happy cannabis club, y'all. >> in some states it is legal to grow, to sell, to smoke and marijuana could be legalized in a city near you. so easy to get. many think so harmless. but when the smoke clears, is marijuana bad for you? or could pot actually be good for you? >> a clip from dr. sanjay gupta's special. many americans are using it and washington, d.c. opened the first medical marijuana dispensary. dr. sanjay gupta is joining me. welcome to you. >> thank you. >> you have been looking at this for a year. i want to remind you in 2009 you wrote a "time" article entitled
why i would vote no on pot. you changed your mind? >> i have. as part of my thinking, i have apologized for some of the earlier reporting because i think we have been terribly and systemically misled in this country for some time. i did part of that misleading. if you are looking at the papers written in the united states about marijuana, the vast majority of them are about the harm. we fund studies on harm. we don't fund studies on benefit nearly as much. so it gives a distorted picture. i didn't look far enough and deep enough and labs in other countries doing incredible research and patients who said that not only does it work it is the only thing that works. i took the dea at their word when they said there was no applications and there was no scientific research the them to
say that. i follow a lot of the mayor's comments closely and listen to those comments, as well. part of those comments he was saying the potency of marijuana has gone up. that is true. probably over the last several years. i urge him to look at the scientific papers. i was looking at them in preparation for the show. the science is there. this isn't antidotal in the realm of conjecture anymore. for a long time we ignored the papers but this was a drug used for thousands of years. >> in your documentary, you get in to the effects of medical marijuana which sometimes can be dramatic. >> it really can. it works and can work quickly. let me just show you. >> meet 19-year-old chazz moore. he uses many different strains of marijuana, many high in cbd to treat his rare disorder of
t the diaphragm. that is why he is speaking this way. it is a fluttering here that is annoyening a painful pretty quickly i would imagine. >> yes, after like, 15, 20 minutes is where i can start to feel it. >> reporter: he is about to show me how the marijuana works. he's been convulsing seven minutes. >> how quickly do you expect it to work. >> like within the first five minutes. and i'm done. that's it. >> reporter: it was actually less than a minute. >> that is pretty extraordinary. >> he was on so many different meds, piers. there was a table full of meds that doctors prescribed
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>> let's take a short break and the medical marijuana controversy rages on in america. should it be legal or not? joining us is dr. sanjay gupta and howard samuels. we spoke before about this. you feel very strongly from your own experiences as a personal addict and treating other addicts that it's a real gateway drug, marijuana and we should not be encouraging it to be legalized. >> well, absolutely. i mean, i think that the doctor has a very good point that for medical purposes, marijuana can be very, very useful. but you have to understand, the vast majority of people that use weed use it to get loaded. they use it to get high. and look, i'm not here to say that it's, you know, worse than alcohol. of course, it's not worse than alcohol but why in the world would we legalize another drug so the nation's youth have
another substance to abuse and medicate their feelings with? you know, this is to me, the issue. we don't want to go from one extreme reefer madness, which we know is a total exaggeration, but we don't want to go to the other extreme where we legalize this drug and endanger so many young people. we want to find a healthy balance. >> let me throw that point well made quite reasoned. sanjay? >> well, look, it can be doiflt sort of the strat fi the legitimate patients that have use for cannabis as medication but the only medication for their sufferings and as the doctor says that people want to get loaded or get high. that's true -- >> if it's no more harmful than alcohol or tobacco, why shouldn't it be legalized? isn't there inconsistency? >> i think so. >> i think so. let me take it a step further. i think it is irresponsibility
of the medical community not to offer this. the pills for pain, vicodin, you name it, every 19 minutes in this country, piers, in the united states someone dies of an accidental prescription drug overdose. this is no joke. every 19 minutes. as we investigate, i couldn't find one case of someone dying of a marijuana overdose. for some situations like neuro pathic pain, sometimes -- >> i've known someone with chance there used it and had huge beneficial effects. my point howard samuels, i'll make a shocking revelation here. i tried cannabis when i was a younger lad and also had to have vicodin when i broke some ribs falling off embarrassingly, a segway in santa monica. and the vicodin which i was
prescribed by my doctor that gave me a massively higher high than the cannabis did. and i couldn't see the logic between making the vicodin a legally prescribed drug and making this a dem onnized drug. >> i don't have an issue with marijuana being used for certain pain things. of course it is safer than vicodin. i have had patients die off vicodin. i have never had anybody die off of marijuana, but i have had people come to me, hundreds of people i have to treat that have addiction to marijuana that have serious emotional side effects as a result of that i think the issue is being able to decriminalize marijuana without question, but not making it legal. >> let me ask you this then. >> i think you are softening your position from when i last spoke to you. the logical extension of your
argument is that we should be banning all sorts of prescription drugs, probably alcohol, as well, and tobacco. they should all be banned as well as cannabis because that's the logicality of your argument. >> i'm sorry if you misunderstood me. all of these drugs have a place. the problem is that we don't have a medical restrictions that these drugs are all too open on the market for abuse. okay? marijuana needs to be a controlled substance, not legalized where we have commercials and we're sort of, you know, the corporations are talking about which drug to get loaded on, marijuana this, marijuana that. that's what i'm talking about. >> okay. we have to come up with a different concept other than legalize or not. >> let me go back to sanjay. i have made my stunning
confession. i tried cannabis when i was younger, have you tried it? >> i have tried it. >> what effect did it have on you compared to say drinking alcohol or whatever. >> the irony in some ways, because i was working on this documentary. i didn't particularly care for it actually. it made me kind of anxious and it wasn't a pleasant feeling, i think. i talked to a lot of people who have had similar sort of experiences, but from a medicinal standpoint the idea it can provide something that isn't already provided, the doctor is saying you will see ads making it sound like an over-the-counter drug that everybody can buy. right now it is listed in the most dangerous substance in america. >> ridiculous i think. >> the addiction is possibly real. about 90% put it in context. cocaine is 20%, that is considered less dangerous than marijuana. alcohol has a higher rate of addiction. smoking 30% and that leads to
far more deaths than marijuana. i just don't quite understand the moral equivalence the doctor is making here. >> final word to you. >> i'm not saying marijuana is more dangerous than cocaine. of course it's not. >> the u.s. is government is saying that. >> i am saying marijuana should not be legalized because it is harmful to the emotional state if people have long-term exposure to it and i have seen that and anyone in the treatment field will tell you the same thing. >> let me jump in. isn't that also true, though, of some many other things? isn't it true of alcohol, tobacco, vicodin, everything else. >> without question. but the solution. >> -- >> the point that sanjay is making it has to be a consistency. >> not to legalize it. we are doing the same thing. we are giving more people an opportunity get loaded.
why do we want to support that? >> okay. last word to you, sanjay. >> i'm not sure i follow the doctor's arguments here. i think it is a potentially very effective medicine that has not been given a fair shake for 70 years in this country. i think it can treat things that other medicines that exist that are far more dangerous, toxic and lead to more deaths can treat. it is bizarre to me, inhumane to the patients who can't get the treatment. i met patients in colorado who can get treatment but never leave their state. it is ridiculous. the doctor maybe he would agree with me, maybe he won't. i don't understand his position but it is irresponsible of the medical community not to have it as an option. i have children. i don't want them to get loaded on this stuff either. that's not the point. the point is we are trying to help take care of people and we should not take marijuana off the table here. >> i totally agree with you. but we shouldn't legalize it so
our kids have an option to get loaded on a daily basis. it's not okay. >> you have made your point loudly and clearly. it is a debate that will carry on raging. americans are talking about this up and down the country and more and more states are legalizing it for medicinal reasons. coming up christine quinn could be the first female mayor of new york city and we will hear from her next. one day we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... not so much. but that's okay -- you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacement from liberty mutual insurance. total your car and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. learn about it at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy?
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the new york mayoral race has been turned on its head by the exploits of anthony weiner. look at this. >> don't put your hands on me ever again. >> but your anger issues. >> oh, okay. >> but you do grandpa. >> ever a dull moment in the chair. here to discuss it is christine quinn and the mayor was called a shut by rush limbaugh after
calling health inshirers to cover birth control. we will dwell light sli on anthony weiner has everyone is. >> slight sli. >> for those that didn't pick up on what he was saying there. mr. mcdonald's opponent said don't put my hand on me ever again, what's going to happen if i do, tough guy. >> yeah, i am. >> but your anger issues, said weiner. >> i don't have any anger issues. >> but you do, grandpa. >> when you are speaking of seniors you want to do it in a respectful and grateful way for what they have done for new york. the issue is we want in the 34 days we have left in the primary to be talking about the issues important to new york and my record on delivering on those issues. i'm happy to have sandra with me. a woman who stood up against horrible attacks and said that
the health care needs of families matter. that the health care needs of women matter. in my time in office, i have passed legislation requiring that every sexual assault and rape victim in new york city when they go to a hospital now they are offered emergency contraception because of what i have done. also, we have tight laws protecting women trying to go to reproductive health clinics in new york because of what i have done. in the time ahead that's what i want to talk to new yorkers about. >> that's all very well and pro women and stuff but weiner with his cell phone. >> that was a joke. here's my point. should he still be in the race? you have a guy in complete contrast to what christy just said. a guy sexting all of these women that he doesn't know or know anything about them. should he be campaigning against
this woman you support today. >> whether or not he is really isn't the question. what is clear is he doesn't have the judgment to be the mayor of new york. what is clear is turning the campaign in to this circus has made it clear to voters what kind of choice they have to make and they have a candidate who has a real record of accomplishment and delivered $47 million in funding for the infant mortality initiative. as christine said, standing up for women's access to reproductive health care. >> let me jump in with you here. you have talked to me about your own battles with addiction with alcohol, bulimia and so on. he is claiming, anthony weiner, this is a form of addiction and he's come to terms and dealt with it. as an addict yourself, do you have any sympathy with that position or is he talking a lot of bunk? >> anthony weiner is asking new yorkers for a second chance. >> he's had a sikd chance. he's on the third chance. >> fair enough. he has shown a pattern of
reckless behavior and a real inability to tell the truth. being the mayor of a the city of new york, people deserve second chances. we all deserve forgiveness. >> third chance. >> but this is a serious job. we have 8.4 million people who need a mayor who is serious, focused and adult. let's set aside the sexting scandal. when anthony weiner was in congress, 12 years he had real opportunities to help the middle class. he passed one bill at the request of a campaign donor. you juxtapose that to what i have done, eight balanced budgets on time, preventing the layoff of 4100 schoolteachers, something that helps young girls and women, making sure that the scam of crisis pregnancy centers was uncovered and stopped in our city. this is a record of delivering for families that's real and has helped our city. it is a record that not just anthony, no one else running for
mayor this year can touch. >> is it true that you jumped in the air, punched several times in the air and did a congo around times square. >> she was dancing the other night. >> it isn't true for a host of reasons because this is serious. we have unemployment that needs to be addressed. >> is he trooiifalizing the bat to become this great mayor of a great city of new york following the great michael bloomberg s he triializing it by staying in the race. >> when you take on a position like mayor of new york you are a role model in one respect or another. i don't think that mr. weiner is the kind of role model new yorkers are looking for. by contrast we have a chance to have the first woman mayor. we were campaigning throughout new york today and there were young girls coming up an wanting
to have their photo taken with chris because she's been a role model for years. >> your chances have got significantly better with anthony weiner's latest mishap. >> i felt good about my chances from day one. >> but they have gotten better. >> i felt good from day one because -- >> the polls. >> the polls and the truth is in elections like this what matters is what you have done. the only way people know what you are going to do is what you have done for them, no one else, anthony weiner or anyone else can tell you they grew high-tech and manufacturing jobs in the city during the recession. i did. >> more importantly, we're in new york, a-rod. >> yes. >> do you think he is one of the great cheats in sporting history and should be kicked out of baseball. >> it is disgraceful and he shouldn't have been on the field this week. i don't know why the yankees